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CALLING FOR NOMINATIONS COMMUNITY ELDERS HONOUR ROLL

 

Nominations are now open for a new honour roll to commemorate the contribution of Moree Plains’ Elders to reconciliation and the community. The honour roll will be unveiled during Reconciliation Week (29 May to 2 June).

 

According to Cathy Duncan, co-chair of the Reconciliation Week committee, “this is a way to recognise those Elders, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, who are well respected and have made a positive contribution to the community. Although it will be launched at the same time as the Reconciliation Week awards, this is different. Rather than being a one-off award, this honour roll represents a piece of Moree history, and preserves the memory of Moree’s Elders both past and present.”

 

The idea for the honour roll came about after Mayor Katrina Humphries was approached by community members who wanted to ensure the living history of our Elders is preserved.

 

Mayor Humphries has encouraged the community to nominate Elders saying “this honour roll is great way to recognise our fantastic Elders who have contributed to reconciliation and the Moree community, and I can’t wait to launch it.”

 

Nominations for the Elders honour roll are open until Friday 12 May 2017. Any Elder, living or deceased, may be nominated.

Nomination Form

 

For more information, please contact Dominic Wilcox, Community Development Officer at Moree Plains Shire Council by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it